Giving and Receiving Imagine giving your child a gift. You have put a lot of thought into this gift — it’s the perfect gift for them at this time in their lives. They take the gift from you, untie the ribbon, carefully pull back the wrapping paper, look at the gift . . . and … More Are You Thankful For The Gift Of Your Life?
Waiting is hard. Waiting isn’t fun. We want to know now, to be there now. It’s simply not in our nature to be patient. Where We Wait Think about how often we have to wait. We wait at traffic lights and on busy highways at a standstill. We wait at doctor’s offices and then for … More The Best Thing To Do When You’re Waiting
Halloween is over. Halloween 2020, the scariest of years, with a full moon, the weekend before the most contentious of presidential elections. It’s enough to make you want to hide under the covers. I don’t like being scared. I never have. So Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. I think I may have watched … More What Do You Fear The Most?
My husband and I just returned from our annual fall trip to the mountains of North Carolina. It was such a fun time. We got to escape the oppressive, Florida heat, see colors in nature we don’t usually see, visit with friends, and best of all, spend time with our two children and their spouses. … More Some Beautiful Images of Our Creator’s Autumn
Fall has come to Central Florida. Yes, you heard me right — fall has arrived despite the temperatures hovering in the 90’s and feels like temperatures over 100 degrees. Fall has arrived compliments of Starbucks. I guess they decided we needed a treat in this most unusual year, so they released their Pumpkin Spice … More The Mystery Of The Hidden Carrots
Who Else Is Afraid Of The Dark? I made my way down the long, dark hallway. It was pitch-black. I couldn’t see a thing. Definitely not a full moon this night. But, I woke up in the middle of the night thirsty, thus my nocturnal trip to the kitchen. It was just as dark walking … More The Helping Hand Of God In The Midst Of Darkness
The Gift I received a lovely gift last night. It wasn’t wrapped in pretty paper with a big bow or stashed inside a colorful gift bag with matching tissue paper. It wasn’t like a gift you get for your birthday or Christmas, but, it was a gift nonetheless. The gift I received was silence — … More The Unexpected Gift of Blissful Silence
It’s not the customary celebration we have grown to expect. There were no parades and few fireworks displays. Even family or community cookouts were confined by social distancing and safe practice guidelines. Like many birthday parties and other celebrations, the celebration of our nation’s birth was tempered by the pandemic of Covid-19. A Birthday Message … More Happy Birthday America!
There’s a saying, “Ignorance is bliss”. Sometimes that’s true. Sometimes it’s easier to know what happened, what could have happened, after the fact. The Nashville Tornado I went to bed shortly after one of my favorite television shows Monday night. I didn’t stay up long enough to watch the news, I was too sleepy. I … More Relief in the Midst of the Storm
Hello Moon We humans are fascinated by the moon, aren’t we? Who doesn’t like to gaze up at the night sky to see the moon shining in a black velvet field of stars? Meteorologists alert us to the occurrence of a full moon, a super moon, a snow moon, a blood moon, a harvest moon … More I Love The Beautiful Moon Over Me